Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Called to Resurrection: 1 Corinthians 15

June 21, 2013


We were saddened to hear of the passing of former professor of biology Cindy Fitch last week. She was loved and appreciated during her time at SPU, particularly by her students in the Pre-Professional Health Sciences Program, a program she led with an uncommon care and dedication.

Her 2012 Easter Chapel address was appropriately on resurrection. In it, she reflected on her journey to faith, the many seasons of growth and change as a Christian, and the beauty and meaning she found in the Apostle’s Creed, a creed based on 1 Corinthians 15.

Perhaps you’ll join me in watching her Chapel address and, at the end, recite that creed along with Cindy, those gathered to hear her that day, and indeed, countless Christians throughout the ages—many of whom have, like Cindy, passed on to their eternal rest—that we believe in the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Walter Bruggemann: “The Alternative World of the Psalms”

April 19, 2013

Walter Brueggemann: "The Alternative World of the Psalms"On March 21, 2013, Walter Brueggemann, one of the world’s foremost Old Testament scholars, was at SPU. Listen to his lecture, “The Alternative World of the Psalms”. Presented by the Center for Biblical and Theological Education and the School of Theology in conjunction with the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Lectio: Guided Bible Readings – Gospel of Luke

January 9, 2013

1-9-2013 12-05-21 PMJoin Mark Abbott, Pastor Emeritus at First Free Methodist Church, as he leads listeners on a journey through the Gospel of Luke during Winter Quarter 2013.

Lectio: Guided Bible Readings are sponsored by The Center for Biblical and Theological Education.

Autumn 2012 Chapels: Book of Isaiah

December 10, 2012

ChapelUniversity Ministries delves into the Book of Isaiah in this year’s Autumn 2012 chapel series.

Introduction to Isaiah with Bo Lim, Associate Professor of Old Testament

Isaiah 9-20: Awakened to the Heart of God with Bob Zurinsky, Assistant Director of University Ministries & the Center for Worship

Isaiah 21-33: “Fallen, fallen is Babylon!” with Celeste Cranston, Director of the Center for Biblical & Theological Education

Isaiah 42: “…he will bring forth justice to the nations.” with President Daniel J. Martin

Isaiah 49-55: Messiah Sing-A-Long with Ron Haight, Conductor

Isaiah 56-66: Song of Longing with Gerry Marsh, Composer, and Ryan Marsh, Pastor

Thanksgiving Chapel

Festival of Lessons and Carols


Congratulations, Jeff Van Duzer, on being named SPU Provost!

November 27, 2012

Join us in congratulating Jeff Van Duzer, Dean of SPU’s School of Business and Economics, in being named SPU Provost.  Here are a few iTunes U highlights from various events at which he has shared over the past several years.

Christians in the Marketplace October 1995

The Purpose of Business April 2005

God’s Vision for Business December 2006

How Business Contributes to Human Flourishing January 2009

Selections from the Prophets

August 9, 2012

The Center for Biblical and Theological Education and Professor Laura Sweat have been leading the SPU community through this summer’s Lectio series on Selections from the Prophets.  It’s not too late to start this Lectio series on SPU iTunes U.

The Burdens of the Church in Pursuing the Unachievable

August 1, 2012

Matthew A. Thomas, bishop of the Free Methodist Church, North America, spoke at the 10th annual School of Psychology, Family, and Community Research Conference, Awards Luncheon, and Lecture on the Integration of Faith and Professional Practice.  His lecture entitledThe Burdens of the Church in Pursuing the Unachievable” evaluates how pursuing the unachievable is perhaps one of the greatest faith challenges church leaders face.  He states that we are pursuing something with vigor that will likely never be achieved in this part of life.  For example, the mandate of Jesus was to “make disciples of all nations,” while the admission of Jesus was that persecution will always be with us.  Another mandate of Jesus was to serve the poor and provide justice, while the admission of Jesus was “the poor you will always have with you.”  How, then, do we go forward?

Called and Gifted: A Conversation in Support of Women in Ministry

July 11, 2012

The role of women in the church is the topic of this panel discussion co-sponsored by the School of Theology and the Center for Biblical and Theological Education.   The panelists include Rev. Gail Song Bantum from Quest Church, Scott Gronholz from Bethany Presbyterian Church, SPU theology professors Sara Koenig and Dave Nienhuis, and Caenisha Warren with SPU’s Perkins Center. [Video]

Spirituality & Sexuality Forum

June 18, 2012

Tina Schermer Sellers, Director of Medical Family Therapy, examines the cost of religious sexual shame on intimacy and sexual health. [Audio]

Selections from the Prophets

June 11, 2012

Join the Center for Biblical & Theological Education this summer on a journey through Selections from the Prophets.

Listen to the complete Lectio: Weekly Guided Bible Readings collection on SPU iTunes U.